Over the past year our friends at Never Give Up Radio have been diligently doing their part in bringing forth the conversation on mental health awareness in athletics and beyond. Today NGURadio.org was launched, giving a platform to their podcast, stories and resources to help better understand and support the ongoing battle against the stigma. A panel involving several NHL players is currently in the works, as well as an NCAA game.
At Pittsburgh Hockey Digest, we celebrate all of our local hockey players and athletes and are excited for the chance to support Never Give Up Radio in their quest to end the stigma surrounding mental health!
“Over the last few years I have been developing a platform that will allow users to access different resources, tools, hotlines, stories of hope, and even listen to our own podcast, all at the grasp on their finger tips. I’m pumped to be releasing this platform today and connect it to our own NCAA mental health awareness game and panel discussion.
I’ve had the privilege over the past year to visit several Universities to share stories of my own struggles that I endured over the years and talk to student athletes about how important their mental well-being truly is. I have found that within the student athletic body, the impact of hosting an awareness panel featuring several NHL players and sports psychologist is a great way to not only create a better conversation, but also to make it a conversation that is interesting to everyone.
With this event, we have set a goal to raise $5,000. These donations are going to be split between three different mental health awareness organizations to have an immediate impact in the mental health community (ADAA, AAADF and the Lift The Mask Initiative).
We would be extremely grateful if you would be willing to donate to help make this year’s event a success. If you wish to support us, please visit the following link to make a donation! https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/liftthemask
I know it’s the time of year where everyone is tight with money, but a little bit goes a long way so if you can give anything at all it would be so awesome!”
– Liam Cavanagh